Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 31

A new study has revealed that one in three children in Texas undergoing routine lipid screening in primary–care pediatric clinics have cholesterol levels considered high or borderline high

A new study has revealed that one in three children in Texas undergoing routine lipid screening in primary–care pediatric clinics have cholesterol levels considered high or borderline high. About 46% of children had borderline–high or elevated levels and 44% had HDL–cholesterol levels that were low or borderline low. The findings of the study will be …

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Mar 31

Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables in women may be associated with a diminished risk of developing coronary atherosclerosis

Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables in women may be associated with a diminished risk of developing coronary atherosclerosis, reports the CARDIA study. The study will be presented at the American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions. Among the 1610 women included in the study, those in tertile 1, 2, and 3 ate 3.3, 5.4, …

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Mar 30

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recently issued a scientific statement on palliative care for stroke patients published online in Stroke on March 27

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recently issued a scientific statement on palliative care for stroke patients published online in Stroke on March 27. The statement stresses the significance of a well–coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life, and minimize suffering. According to the statement, palliative care for stroke patients should …

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Mar 30

A new guideline by the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC),

A new guideline by the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), in collaboration with the Society of Thoracic Surgery, on atrial fibrillation (AF) has put forward a more precise stroke–risk calculator and described the correct time to use aspirin, novel oral anticoagulants, and catheter ablation. The guideline …

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Mar 29

The deletion of yes–associated protein, or YAP, from vascular smooth muscle cells during development

The deletion of yes–associated protein, or YAP, from vascular smooth muscle cells during development, leads to thin–walled blood vessels that over–dilate in response to the usual pressure of blood flow, report researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. The study found that YAP regulated vascular smooth muscle cells by controlling the …

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Mar 29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the elderly is significantly associated with the development of cerebrovascular disease (CVD)

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the elderly is significantly associated with the development of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and myocardial infarction (MI), reports a novel study presented at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) 2014 Annual Meeting. The study revealed that those aged more that 54 years who had PTSD were 80% more likely to …

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Mar 28

The recently released Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3)

The recently released Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3) and published in the journal Heart recommend that cardiovascular disease prevention efforts should certainly be extended to people with low short–term risk but high lifetime risk of cardiovascular events. The recommendations also stress upon initiation of statin therapy in individuals …

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Mar 28

Results of a recent study published in the March 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association

Results of a recent study published in the March 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association have revealed that monitoring HbA1c levels in addition to conventional cardiovascular risk factors has no particular role in risk prediction in adults without diabetes or existing cardiovascular disease.

Mar 27

The recently released Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3)

The recently released Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3) and published in the journal Heart recommend that cardiovascular disease prevention efforts should certainly be extended to people with low short–term risk but high lifetime risk of cardiovascular events. The recommendations also stress upon initiation of statin therapy in individuals …

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Mar 27

Results of a recent study published in the March 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association have revealed that monitoring HbA1c levels

Results of a recent study published in the March 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association have revealed that monitoring HbA1c levels in addition to conventional cardiovascular risk factors has no particular role in risk prediction in adults without diabetes or existing cardiovascular disease.

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